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AANE - Asperger SyndromeListed below, in chronological order, are upcoming events sponsored by AANE. Please contact AANE if you have any questions about these events.

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Advance registration with payment is required for all programs in order for your registration to be confirmed. Early registration is highly recommended due to limited seating. After the deadline, please call AANE at (617) 393-3824, ext. 10, to check if the program is still being held and if space is available. AANE reserves the right to cancel if the minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline. If you register for a workshop and are a no-show, there are no refunds nor credits given to attend another workshop.

Webinar Catalog
Online learning is now available! In addition to the programs listed below, we now offer online learning via webinars, which are accessible using your computer or telephone. Online registration only.

On-Demand Training
Now you can watch recordings of our presentations at your convenience 24/7. Online registration only.

Adult Social Events
A list of events and groups exclusively for post high school-aged adults.

Upcoming AANE Events

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - TeensEvents - Parents of AdultsEvents - AdultsGirl Talk: Thoughts on Being Female on the Autism Spectrum with Liane Holliday-Willey

Date: May 4, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: AANE Office
Cost: $40 per person
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Women with an autism spectrum challenge present far differently than do their male counterparts. They are diagnosed less often, diagnosed inaccurately and too often left out of much needed support systems. In this talk, Liane will provide personal insight, research reviews and practical suggestions for females who have Asperger Syndrome or a related Autism Spectrum profile. Special attention will be paid to issues of safety and vulnerability in relationships, such as:

  • "How do you read someone's intentions? Are there clues?"
  • "How do you keep from being taken advantage of in a friendship or romantic situation?"
  • How to establish and cultivate healthy relationships.

Events - Parents of AdultsRhode Island Parent Support Group: Housing for our Adult Children

Date: May 9, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bradley Hospital, Children's Cafeteria
Speaker: Molly Lee, mother and architect researching the building of safe, affordable housing in RI
Contact: Barbara Whalen at 401-333-1705

Events - ProfessionalsEvents - Parents of TeensEvents - TeensEvents - Parents of AdultsEvents - AdultsFinding Housing for Persons with Disabilities

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time: 1:00-2:30 PM
Cost: $40 per person
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Finding housing for people with disabilities does not have to be overwhelming! There are tools and resources for locating housing available to families in Massachusetts that are affordable and accessible. This webinar will provide an overview of the affordable housing programs for persons with disabilities including housing voucher programs, public housing, and other subsidized housing programs. The webinar will also share resources that can help you find community-based housing options and well as tips for managing the search process.

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - TeensEvents - Parents of AdultsEvents - AdultsOnline Dating

Date: Monday, May 16, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Cost: $10 per person
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Is online dating for you? Online dating is becoming more and more popular as a way to meet romantic partners. There are ways in which online dating might be a great fit for an adult with AS and there are also reasons to be careful. Whether you are brand new to the idea or you want to learn some new tips, we will review the process of online dating and cover safety practices.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Profiles, Messages, and Dates
  • AS Specific Tips
  • Disclosure
  • Safety
  • Emotional Self-Care and Awareness

Registered participants will receive a detailed handout with tips and questions to refer to after listening.

Events - Parents of AdultsEvents - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenParenting on the Same Page

Date: May 18, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: AANE Office
Cost: $40 per couple or co-parents (parents or co-parents must attend together)
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It's not always easy to present a unified approach to parenting your child on the autism spectrum. Many of the parents we talk to tell us they disagree with their spouse about what their child needs and blame each other. Other co-parents tell us they disagree about what a child is capable of. Sometimes one parent thinks the other parent is too strict-or too lenient. But all parents want to do what's best for their children. Let AANE help you get on the same page with each other.

Events - ProfessionalsAsking the Right Questions and Decoding the Answers: Strengths-Based Approach to Gender Identity when it Overlaps with Autism and Other Neurological Variations

Date: May 20, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: AANE Office
Cost: $140-$160 per professional; $65-$85 per student
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Research indicates that this population is generally misunderstood and undertreated due to lack of clinical competence or comfort with the unique profiles they present. This is a full-day training for mental health professionals who want to deepen their knowledge, clinical skills, and cultural competency for understanding the range of gender identity and expression (e.g. trans, genderqueer, genderfluid, non-binary, agender, questioning) as it overlaps with autism and other neurological variations (e.g., Aspergers/Autism, NLD, ADHD, sensory processing, learning differences).

Events - Parents of ChildrenEvents - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of AdultsYoga & Meditation: A Parents' Wellness Event

Date: May 20, 2016
Time: 7 - 9pm
Location: Lumina Yoga, 522 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA
Cost: $40/person OR $60/couple (residing at the same address)
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At AANE we know that when parents find small ways to take care of themselves they have more energy and patience for their kids. Please join us for a relaxing evening of restorative yoga and meditation. You don't need to have any experience with yoga or meditation to feel right at home in the Lumina studio - beginners are welcome!

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - TeensEvents - Parents of AdultsEvents - AdultsDriving and ASD: What Should We Know with Miriam Monahan

Date: Monday, May 23, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Cost: $40 per person
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This webinar will provide an overview of ASD and driving research. During the presentation, Miriam will discuss:

  • Opportunities and challenges that individuals may encounter during driver's education
  • Resources to assist in making the decision to pursue driver's education
  • Daily activities and training tools to help individuals prepare to learn to drive

Events - Parents of AdultsEvents - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenAANE Fathers' Initiative

Date: May 24, 2016
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: AANE Office
Cost: $10 per person
Host: Ron Fourier, author of Love That Boy
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AANE is launching a fathers' group to create a community where fathers can share their experiences and support each other as well as build their toolkit to parent their Aspie(s) more confidently.